The Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) will host the 2020 Black Girl Magic Conference this Friday to virtually celebrate the experiences of Black girls and families attending MMSD.
This year’s celebration, which will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will be held on the Black Girl Magic Conference Facebook page. It will feature engaging and educational content from different black women who are professionals and entrepreneurs in Madison. The conference will also include live sessions on “Self-Care During Quarantine, Loving Yourself and Your Identity, Inspirational Immigrant Stories,” and a live workout session.
“Attendees will be introduced to Black women professionals and entrepreneurs in Madison in a supportive environment promoting resilience and community,” according to a statement. “We are grateful for your patience and support as the Black Girl Magic Conference team works to transform this event into an amazing new virtual opportunity.”
The Black Girl Magic Conference was created in 2018 by Rosa Thompson, an advanced learning teacher in MMSD, as a one-day event. The conference is primarily for Black, African-American or Multiracial girls in grades 4th through 7th and their families.
This year’s online celebration will be the first virtual Black Girl Magic Conference and will be a chance to “build a dynamic, interactive and connected virtual celebration for Black girls in Madison,” according to the statement.